Zimbabwe: When Basic Supplies, Like Blood, Doesn't Reach Women Giving Birth

[allAfrica] I recently received a desperate call in the middle of the night from a doctor under my supervision at a hospital where I practice, informing me that a patient's uterus had ruptured (torn apart) during birth. The mother was referred to us because the hospital where she had delivered -- about 100 km away -- did not have blood for a transfusion.  She had lost so much blood. The doctor calling me was desperate because the patient needed an emergency operation to remove her uterus. But our hospital a...

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Published By: Allafrica - Thursday, 25 April